IISD Admin Lunchroom Chatter #28
Nosher #1: I can see light at the end of the tunnel and it’s the freight train of progress about to arrive at the IISD depot. This change has really been a long time coming and the upcoming school board election will unload all the political baggage of three members of the Quandary Quartet (Huffstetler, Craig and Christian) by returning actions of the board to the citizens. How are you going to be voting in this election?
Nosher #2: Actually, it boils down to a process of elimination. One seat, Place 6, is already set since only one candidate made the cut and there is no opposition. However, Place 5 deserves your attention. I cannot vote for Gwen Craig. She has been part and parcel of so many wrongheaded decisions during her three year term that IISD would continue to backslide if she was re-elected. And to think that Manual Benavidez filed for this seat is laughable. Did he forget that he has a law suit still pending against the district? Or is he hoping that an activist judge will automatically install him on the board as part of the settlement? That leaves Place 7 for your consideration. There is no doubt that Randy Randle should be elected. He is level headed, has a wealth of business experience and his prior service on the Irving city council demonstrated that he knows how to listen to all sides of an issue and vote for what is in the best interest of the community.
Nosher #1: That really helps me. And I agree that change in the district’s actions should be made. The current board via the Quandary Quartet has been the biggest rubber stamp in its history and has allowed their personal animosity towards other board members to cloud their thinking, actions and doing what was best for the community. With only one member of the Quandary Quartet probably remaining on the board after the election, even this problem will be minimized.
Nosher #2: Just remember...don’t campaign on school district property like one of the current board members has been accused of doing. I guess she feels that the electioneering guidelines are meant for others to follow...if she has even bothered to read them. Early voting beings April 29th until May 7th with election day being May 11th.
Nosher #1: In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy...let’s Get-R-Done! Tell the Red Caps the train is ready to leave the station and move on down the tracks of progress.
A note from counsel: These “candid” lunchroom conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles. Mark Holbrook